Allison Public Library Notes 6/22
“TESTIMONY” by Scott Turow . . . Assigned to investigate the unsolved disappearance of an entire Gypsy refugee camp during the Bosnian War, Bill ten Boom, a disillusioned American prosecutor, navigates a host of suspects while uncovering disturbing alliances and betrayals. In memory of Richard Melhus.
“YOU WILL PAY” by Lisa Jackson . . . Investigating remains found at a summer camp where a prank gone wrong led to the disappearances of two teens decades earlier, detective Lucas Dalton struggles with his father's ties to the case while meeting with five former counselors to piece together what happened.
“GINNY MOON” by Benjamin Ludwig . . . Desperately wishing to be reunited with her abusive, drug-addicted birth mother at any cost in spite of finding herself in a wonderful foster home, an autistic 14-year-old struggles to make sense of her world by engaging in strict routines and avoiding the people who would love her.
“OPTION B” by Sheryl Sandberg . . . Combining personal insights with research on finding strength in the face of adversity, the COO of Facebook and a top psychologist explore how to move beyond hardships, grief, and loss to persevere, build resilience, and rediscover joy.
“THE INHERITANCE” by Michael Phillips . . . Despite her business success in Washington, DC, a woman troubled by questions about her roots and identity receives a surprising letter from a solicitor's firm; meanwhile, the death of a clan patriarch in Scotland's Shetland Islands paralyzes the economyof an entire community.
“THE SUNSHINE SISTERS” by Jane Green . . . When their mother calls them home, three estranged sisters return to confront old jealousies, fears, and the loss of their mother.
“THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON” by Steve Hamilton . . . Accepting a dubious offer to gain release from prison 20 years early and enjoy a life of luxury in exchange for following a criminal mastermind's orders without question, Nick Mason is forced to commit increasingly dangerous crimes while desperately fighting to go straight, reclaim his family and elude a relentless detective.
“RISE & SHINE BENEDICT STONE” by Phaedra Patrick . . . The quiet but increasingly desperate routine of a small jewelry shop owner is turned upside-down by the arrival of his audacious teenage niece, who helps him restart and remember the unbreakable bonds of family.
“LOST RIDER” by Harper Sloan . . . Returning home after a 10-year career as a rodeo star to take care of his family’s horse-farming business, Maverick Austin Davis is unable to deny his attraction to Leighton Elizabeth James, his younger sister’s best friend whose heart he once crushed.
FOR YOUNG READERS:
“CARVE THE MARK” by Veronica Roth . . . Living on a violent planet where everyone develops a unique power meant to shape the future, Akos and Cyra, youths from enemy nations, resent gifts that render them vulnerable to others' control before they become unlikely survival partners.
“IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A BROWNIE” by Laura Numeroff . . . If you give a mouse a brownie, he’s going to ask for some ice cream to go with it. When you give him the ice cream, he’ll probably ask you for a spoon. He’ll start drumming on the table. Drumming will get him so excited he’ll want to start a band. . . . Given in memory of Marilee Reiher.
“ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER” by Andrea Beaty . . . Hiding her prowess as a talented inventor by day, at night Rosie resolves to complete her great-great-aunt Rose's unfinished flying contraption and is temporarily discouraged when the invention hovers instead of flies, a seeming failure that Aunt Rose encourages her to recognize as an amazing success.